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From:  Ingvild Roald
Date:  Fri Sep 29, 2000  7:10 pm
Subject:  Re: SignWriting at Gallaudet


Hi Joe and all,

I was at Gallaudet a couple of years back, and found some of (my) Norwegian
books on SignWriting in the open stacks on the main floor. SO they at least
should be in the catalogue. Search for

Roald, Ingvild K.

or for Sutton, Valerie

as author(s)

I do hope Gally will catch on, it would mean such a lot, as they are in many
ways the 'autority'

Love,

Ingvild


>From: joe martin
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: SignWriting at Gallaudet
>Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 23:38:32 GMT
>
>Hi Valerie;
>
>I went into the library and talked with Priscilla today. They seemed not to
>have any idea what SW was even.I pulled up the website on their computer
>and
>showed them. She asked if the dictionary was Signed English (sigh) I put
>in
>a plug for SW; they took my e-mail address and told me they would keep me
>posted about it.
>
>I'm in Bob Johnson's Phonology class; a couple of weeks ago he gave a quick
>overview of sign notation systems. gave us a 1-page handout on SW, dated
>1989, was very dismissive (and I thought highly defensive as well. I kept
>my
>mouth shut) He said he doesn't think it will catch on, and that he has
>never
>met anyone that can read it. Which was funny since MJ Bienvenue was sitting
>behind me, signing out the words to herself.....
>I was sitting in the cafeteria yesterday looking at Charle's poem which I
>printed out, when one of the Lx students came up and asked me what I was
>doing. She didn't seem too receptive to signwriting, but anyway I read it
>to her (signed it)we discussed some about poetry, etc. I use SW a lot,
>even
>put it in one of my papers for Ceil Lucas--got no comment about that. There
>is a bunch of stuff in the library; I detect Cecelia Smith's hand in that
>perhaps? I'm having a really hard time at this place and I'm not in any
>position to proselytize, but I keep my eyes open.
>
>>From: Valerie Sutton
>>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>>To: SignWriting List
>>Subject: SignWriting at Gallaudet Bookstore....
>>Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:32:05 -0700
>>
>>SignWriting List
>>September 28, 2000
>>
>>Dear SW List Members:
>>The Gallaudet bookstore will be reviewing our SW videos in October,
>>and are considering carrying them in the Gallaudet bookstore.
>>
>>If you want Gallaudet to carry our SignWriting books and videos,
>>please contact the Gallaudet Bookstore, to tell them that you are
>>interested in SignWriting....
>>
>>From their point of view, they need to know if the SW books and
>>videos will sell...
>>
>>I would appreciate your help!
>>
>>Write to:
>>
>>Gallaudet Bookstore
>>c/o Gallaudet University Press
>>800 Florida Avenue N.E.
>>Washington, DC 20002-3695
>>202.651.5488 / 202.651.5489
>>
>>Gallaudet University Press Online
>>
>>
>>Maybe they would even want to publish some SignWriting materials
>>themselves - who knows?!! ;-)
>>
>>If there is enough interest, they might take notice....
>
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